the Paladinos

Happy 4th Birthday Peter Michael!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 by Leslie Paladino

Today is Peter’s 4th birthday.   I know I say this every year, but I’m always shocked at how fast the kids are growing and changing and it really is hard to believe my baby is 4.  That just seems like such a big boy age. 

We decided to keep it very low key this year and not have a party.  He didn’t really care about having one so we just kept it with us and Papa Mike made a surprise visit.  We had the house decorated a little when he woke up and all of his toys waiting for him.  Then we got donuts and went to Walmart to spend a little of his birthday money.  We finished the night with Peter’s choice of activities which was Chick-Fil-A and bowling.  He was absolutely wild by the end of the night and worn out by bed time!  I think he had a great 4th birthday!

So Happy Birthday my sweet baby boy.  You are a little ray of sunshine and light to our family and I love the way God made you.  All boy but also gentle and so sweet.  I couldn’t ask for a more perfect, precious boy.

I’m including this one just to have a memory of this phase.  This is Peter’s current picture smile.  Smile  We’ve had some interesting school, etc. pictures this year needless to say.  I had to make him laugh in all of the other smiling pictures to get the real Peter smile.

The joy of new toys!

Get Your Sparkle On

Sunday, June 2, 2013 by Leslie Paladino

I’m very behind on my blogging and I didn’t feel like going all the way back to catch up before posting this so I’m going to go a little out of order.  Yesterday was Gabby’s Spring dance recital.  We couldn’t record during the actual recital so this is just from the rehearsal.  She looked so beautiful out there getting her sparkle on and the song/costume were just perfect for our little diva.  Afterwards I asked her if she was nervous or embarrassed and she said “no, I loved it!”  I guess we’ve got a natural performer on our hands. 

Always amazes me how she can strike a pose like this and the next second pull out a goofy face like this.